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[audio]The Discourse to Prince Bodhi (MN 85) - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
The most complete recollection the Buddha made of his struggle, Awakening and decision to teach.
Keywords: Dhamma; Dharma; Buddha Biography; Bodhisatta; Bodhisattva
Downloads: 15
[audio]Bodhirajakumrasutta (MN 85)
Recited in Pali (English translation coming shortly). The most complete recollection the Buddha made of his struggle, Awakening and decision to teach.
Keywords: Dhamma; Dharma, Buddha Biography; Bodhisatta; Bodhisattva; Dharma; Buddha Biography; Bodisatta; Bodhisattva
Downloads: 13
[audio]The Discourse about the Noble Search (MN 85) - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
An important discourse from the Majjhimanikāya (MN 26) in which the Buddha talks about his decision to go forth, his practice while a Bodhisatta, his Awakening and decision to teach. The discourse closes with a supplementary teaching on the dangers inherent in the five strands of sense pleasure, and how Māra has control over anyone subject to them; and the freedom to be obtained by attaining states where Māra's range doesn't reach.
Keywords: Dhamma; Dharma; Discourse; Awakening; Bodhisatta; Bodhisattva
Downloads: 20
[audio]Daily Chanting, a book of daily worship - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
This work gives a selection of verses that are recited when worshipping the Triple Gem; and a collection of discourses that are popularly used as Safeguards. Part of the chants are meant to be recited every day, and part rotate on a weekly basis. The system for the chanting is as follows: first there is an everyday Pūjā (which will depend on what is being offered). Then the daily Parittaṁ section begins, at the end of the chants for the day there is meditation, and when finished you can proc...
Keywords: Paritta; Puja; Chanting; Buddhist Chanting
Downloads: 55
[audio]Analysis of Conditional Origination - Anandajoti bhikkhu

Keywords: Theravada, Abhidhamma, Conditional Origination, Dependent Origination
Downloads: 10
[audio]Chanting at IBC - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
A record of the Daily Chanting at the Sadao branch of the International Buddhist College (http://ibc.ac.th/en) in the Winter of 2013/4. Although it sounds like many more, there were in fact only around 6 monks present during the recording. The texts are from the Theravāda, Mahāyāna and Tibetan traditions.
Keywords: Chanting; Buddhism; IBC
Downloads: 226
[audio]The Enumeration and Explanation of The Conditions - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
Reading of a translation of the opening of the Abhidhamma Paṭṭhāna, which first lists and then explains the conditional relations which prevail in the universe.
Keywords: Buddhism; Abhidhamma; Buddhist Philosophy
Downloads: 128
[audio]Heart of the Perfection of Wisdom (Sanskrit) - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
A recording of the Prajñāpāramitā-Hṛdayam (Heart of the Perfection of Wisdom) in Sanskrit. It basically consists of an exposition on emptiness given by the Bodhisattva Avalokiteśvara to the Arahat Śāriputra.
Keywords: Mahayana, Buddhism, Avalokitesvara, Sariputra, Emptiness
Downloads: 281
[audio]Arahat Sanghamittā's Story - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
The Mahāvaṁsa is a well-known Chronicle from Sri Lanka that has seen a number of translations into English, most famously by Wilhelm Geiger. It tells the story of the Kings of Sri Lanka, and the establishment of Buddhism in that country, and the support and challenges the religion has received down the ages. What is little known to the general public is that there is a secondary version of the text, which its editor chose to call the Extended Mahāvaṁsa...
Downloads: 230
[audio]Namakkarapali, The Reverence Text - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
The Namakkārapāḷi is a popular chanting text in Myanmar. It was written by the Venerable Elder Sāsanasodhaka as we are informed in the relevant section of the Ṭīkā. The text consists of 28 verses written in different metres in ascending order of syllables, starting with the Vatta (a.k.a. Siloka) and ending with the Saddharā. In the presentation here I have given an analysis of the metres before each verse...
Keywords: Chanting; Pali; Burmese Text
Downloads: 134
[audio]The Bodhisatta in the Theravada Tradition - Bhante Anandajoti
This is a Dhamma Talk given at the Vivekavana Buddhist Society in Berapit, Penang State, Malaysia on February 3rd 2013 about the origin of the idea of the Bodhisatta in the Theravada Tradition, how the idea was developed until it became a central part of the teaching in the early medieval period and a look at the influence the teaching about the Bodhisatta has had on the Theravada countries through the ages.
Keywords: Bodhisatta, Bodhisattva, Buddha, Theravada
Downloads: 327
[audio]เทศน์ มหาชาติ - พระวรัตม์ คมฺภีรปญฺโญ นรสิงห์
A reading of a Thai translation of the Vessantara Jataka by Phra Warat Gambhīrapañño Norasingha, recorded at Wat Kasattrathirat Voravihan, Ayutthaya, Thailand on 13th November 2012.
Keywords: Vessantara Jataka, Wetsandon Jataka, Jataka, Dhamma, Dharma
Downloads: 148
[audio]The Path to Heaven and Beyond - Ven. Bodhicitta
Ven. Bodhicitta gave the first of these talks on International Bhikkhuni Day, September 29th, 2012 at the Vivekavana Buddhist Society in Penang, Malaysia. The rest of the talks were given in the following weeks as she elaborated on the subject, and explained it in a methodical way. The talks discuss the worthy aims a Buddhist should have, the various realms one can be born into, how one gets to them, and encourages everyone to strive for Awakening, rather than rebirth.
Keywords: Buddhism, Dhamma, Dharma, Meditation, Mindfulness
Downloads: 438
[audio]Sankha's Story: Paccekabuddhas Teach Awakening - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
The following story is extracted from the Dhammapada Commentary to verse 290. A Jataka story told by the Buddha that shows Independently Awakened Ones (Paccekabuddha) do teach, and it is possible to attain Awakening with them.
Keywords: Buddha; Dhamma; Dharma; Jataka; Dhammapada
Downloads: 221
[audio]Bhante Anandajoti: The Bhikkhuni Lineage - Bhante Anandajoti
A short talk given by Bhante Anandajoti on International Bhikkhuni Day, September 29th, 2012, to introduce some of the issues around the ordination of women in the Theravada tradition. The talk covers such topics as the Buddha's original intention in organising the Dispensation, the teachings given by Bhikkhunis, the Asokan missions and their results, passing the lineage to China, the end of the lineage, its reinstatement and more.
Keywords: Bhikkhunis; Women's Ordination; Nuns; Theravada; Asokan Missions
Downloads: 92
[audio]Ven. Bodhicitta: Retreat Talks - Ven. Bodhicitta
A record of a 10-day retreat given by the Sri Lankan bhikkhuni Ven Bodhicitta in Kuala Lumpur in March 2012.
Keywords: Dhamma; Dharma; Meditation; Mindfulness; Precepts
Downloads: 285
[audio]Ven. Bodhicitta: Giving up a Career to become a Bhikkhuni - Ven. Bodhicitta
A talk given in Taiping, Malaysia as part of a Dhamma Duta tour organised by the Support Network for Women Renunciants in Malaysia and Singapore. In the talk Ven. Bodhicitta discusses her motivation for giving up a successful career in Bio-Medicine to become a Theravada Bhikkhuni.
Keywords: Bhikkhunis, Nuns, Buddhism, Dhamma, Dharma
Downloads: 83
[audio]Ven Bodhicitta: Is Bhikkhuni Ordination Against The Buddha's Teaching - Ven. Bhikkhuṇī Bodhicitta
The Sri Lankan bhikkhuṇī Ven. Bodhicitta discusses whether the recent reintroduction of the bhikkhuṇī ordination in the Theravāda Buddhist tradition is against the Buddha's Teaching or intentions. The talk was recorded at Mahindarama, Penang, as part of a tour organised by the Supprt Network for Women Renunciants in Malaysia and Singapore in February 2012.
Keywords: Bhikkhunis, Dhamma, Dharma, Nuns, Ordination, Buddhist History, Buddhism
Downloads: 258
[audio]Buddhāpadāna: The Tradition of the Previous Excellent Deeds of the Buddhas - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
A reading of the translation of a section of the Buddhāpadāna by Mr. Dwijendralal Barua, M.A. The text can be found here, along with a very interesting essay by the same author.
Keywords: Buddha, Biography, Legends, Traditions
Downloads: 204
[audio]The Asokan Missions - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
A reading of the first translation of the Extended Mahāvaṁsa chapters XII-XIV, which describe the missions sent out during King Asoka's time to bring the Dhamma to the outlying districts and countries. Text can be found here. There is also a video about Asoka and the Missions here.
Keywords: Asoka, Buddhism, Buddhist History, Sri Lanka, Mahinda
Downloads: 227
[audio]The Basic Practice of Mindfulness - Bhante Anandajoti
A series of talks on the Basic Practice on Mindfulness, which covers only certain topics which are believed to have been the original teachings on mindfulness to which others were added on later. These are mainly aimed at what these teachings can offer to the lay practitioner, and concentrate on offering advice for putting these teachings into practice in one's everyday life.
Keywords: Mindfulness; Meditation; Dhamma; Dharma
Downloads: 889
[audio]Why the Buddha Suffered - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
The texts which are translated here describe the previous deeds of the Buddha which led in his last life to various kinds of suffering: from spending a long time in the wasteland of severe austerities; to receiving slander at various hands; to physical ailments of various kinds: being attacked and cut by rocks and scalpels; and getting headaches, backaches and dysentry.
Keywords: Buddha; Biography; Apadana
Downloads: 304
[audio]Lo Weda Sangarawa - Vīdāgama Maitreya Mahāthera
Lo Weda Sangarawa was composed by Ven. Vīdāgama Maitreya Mahathera in the 15th century. This venerable poet flourished during the Kotte period of Sri Lankan history, which saw a revival of Sinhala literature, and is the best known among his literary works, both for its remarkable poetic excellence and the vast impact it has made on the lives of the Buddhists ever since it was composed. Couched in the classical Sinhala metre abounding in alliteration, the poem is a perfect blend of sound and se...
Keywords: Dhamma, Dharma, Virtue, Ethics, Sinhala, Sri Lanka, Poetry
Downloads: 1,151
[audio]Ajahn Sujivo chanting Parittam - Ajahn Sujivo
Four recordings of the Malaysian monk Ajahn Sujivo chanting paritta or protection texts in the style that is used in Thailand. Videos of Ajahn chanting these texts can also be found on youtube.
Keywords: Pali; Chanting; Paritta; Protection
Downloads: 233
[audio]Satipaṭṭhānavibhanga Chanted in Pāli - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
A recital in Pāli of one section of the Abhidhamma Vibhanga text concerned with an analysis of Satipaṭṭhāna (Mindfulness). A reading of the English translation can be found here.
Keywords: Abhidhamma, Abhidharma, Buddhism, Dhamma, Dharma, Mindfulness, meditation
Downloads: 336
[audio]A Buddhist Perspective on Pain, Stress and Illness - Bhikkhu Sumedha
The teachings of Bhikkhu Sumedha on pain, stress and illness, gathered while he was working in the Intensive Care Unit at Peradeniya General Hospital during the last ten years of his life. Based on his personal experiences in working with Doctors, Nurses and patients.
Keywords: ethics, dhamma, dharma, stress, pain, illness, buddhism
Downloads: 612
[audio]Bhikkhunisamyuttam Chanted in Pali - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
A recital of the 5th collection in the Saṁyuttanikāya concerning Bhikkhunīs and their encounter with Māra. The recital is in Pāḷi, for recordings of the English translation go to this page.
Keywords: Bhikkhunis, Nuns, Mara, Discourses, Dhamma, Dharma, Sutta, Sutra
Downloads: 414
[audio]Thematic Discourses about Nuns - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
Ten short but profound discourses from the Thematic Discourses (Saṁyuttanikāya) in the Pāḷi Canon in which Māra tries to tempt or distract various Arahat nuns but only gets fine rebukes from the nuns for his trouble. Some of the most memorable teaching in verse is found in this collection. The text with the audio embedded on the page, can be found on this page. The recital here is in English, for the same discourses in Pāḷi go to this page.
Keywords: Bhikkhunis, Nuns, Mara, Discourses, Dhamma, Dharma, Sutta, Sutra
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[audio]Bhante Anandajoti on the Four Assemblies
This is a Dhamma Talk given at the Vivekavana Buddhist Society on September 18th to celebrate the First Annual International Bhikkhuni Day, which was held the day before. The talk discusses the original intentions behind the organisation of the Buddhist community, how that has changed over time, and the benefits there would be in returning to the Buddha’s original intentions. Along the way the talk takes into consideration the original organisation of the Sanghas, their relationships internall...
Keywords: Bhikkhunis, History, Sangha, Women
Downloads: 135
[audio]Buddhist Wisdom Verses by Section - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
This collection of verses, made by one of the leading scholar-monks in Sri Lanka in the 20th century, is one of the most useful compiliations on the moral life of the layman that can be found. Drawn mainly from the great verses collections in the Pāḷi Nikāyas almost all aspects of the lay life have been covered, and it brings together in a fairly comprehensive way many teachings that would otherwise be lost in obscurity.....
Keywords: Dhamma; Dharma; Virtue; Ethics; Wisdom
Downloads: 776
[audio]Ajahn Suthep: Dhamma Talks at Vivekavana (Penang) (1st set) - Ajahn Suthep

Keywords: Dhamma; Dharma; Buddhism; Meditation; Mindfulness
Downloads: 153
[audio]Ajahn Suthep: Dhamma Talks in Singapore (2nd set) - Ajahn Suthep

Keywords: Dhamma; Dharma; Buddhism; Meditation; Mindfulness
Downloads: 41
[audio]Ajahn Suthep: Dhamma Talks in Singapore (1st set) - Ajahn Suthep

Keywords: Dhamma; Dharma; Buddhism; Meditation; Mindfulness
Downloads: 82
[audio]Ajahn Suthep: Dhamma Talks in the Klang Valley - Ajahn Suthep

Keywords: Dhamma; Dharma; Buddhism; Meditation; Mindfulness
Downloads: 93
[audio]Ajahn Suthep: Dhamma Talks at Champaka Lodge (KL) (2nd set) - Ajahn Suthep

Keywords: Dhamma; Dharma; Buddhism; Meditation; Mindfulness
Downloads: 42
[audio]Ajahn Suthep: Dhamma Talks at Vivekavana (Penang) (2nd set) - Ajahn Suthep

Keywords: Dhamma; Dharma; Buddhism; Meditation; Mindfulness
Downloads: 74
[audio]Ajahn Suthep: Dhamma Talks at Champaka Lodge (KL) (1st set) - Ajahn Suthep

Keywords: Dhamma; Dharma; Meditation; Mindfulness
Downloads: 49
[audio]Mahavamsa Chanted in Pali - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
This is a chanting of 68 of the final verses from the Mahāvamsa. It was customary in the Medieval period to finish each chapter with a flourish by including a verse written in one of the Classical metres. This collection serves to provide examples of those metres, and they have now been read in to accompany the text, so that students can get a better understanding of the underlying rhythms of the metres used in the Medieval texts.
Keywords: Pali; Verse; Stanza; Prosody
Downloads: 595
[audio]Dhammapada Chanted in Pali - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
A recording of the Pāḷi text of one of the best loved books in the Canon, featuring verses written in different metres: Siloka, Tuṭṭhubha, Jagatī, Vetālīya and Opacchandasaka.
Keywords: Dhamma; Dharma; Pali Canon; Buddha; Buddhist Teaching
Downloads: 3,324
[audio]Parayanavagga Chanted in Pali - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
This is a reading of one of the earliest Buddhist texts, the Pārāyanavagga (The Way to the Beyond) in the Pāḷi Canonical language, which forms part 5 of the Suttanipāta (KN 5). The text falls into three clearly discernible sections. The first form the Vatthugāthā, the Introductory Verses; this is followed by the Pucchā, or Questions, in which are recorded, mainly in verse, 16 dialogues between the Buddha and a group of brāhmaṇa meditation masters; and thirdly, there is a fitting epil...
Keywords: Buddha; Dhamma; Dharma; Sutta; Sutra; Discourse
Downloads: 434
[audio]Buddhanīti Sangaho Chanted in Pali - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
This collection of verses, made by one of the leading scholar-monks in Sri Lanka in the 20th century, is one of the most useful compiliations on the moral life of the layman that can be found. NOTE: this is the Pāḷi only reading of the text. If you want to hear the Pāḷi along with the translation please see Buddhist Wisdom Verses.
Keywords: Dhamma; Dharma; Virtue; Ethics; Wisdom
Downloads: 266
[audio]Buddhist Wisdom Verses by Chapter - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
This collection of verses, made by one of the leading scholar-monks in Sri Lanka in the 20th century, is one of the most useful compiliations on the moral life of the layman that can be found. Drawn mainly from the great verses collections in the Pāḷi Nikāyas almost all aspects of the lay life have been covered, and it brings together in a fairly comprehensive way many teachings that would otherwise be lost in obscurity...
Keywords: Dhamma; Dharma; Virtue; Ethics; Wisdom
Downloads: 1,696
[audio]Bhante Anandajoti: Short Dhamma Talks - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
Some short talks that were given at the Saturday dāna in the Vivekavana office in Berapit. They were given in English and translated into Mandarin, but the latter has been edited out. The quality of the recording is fairly poor, but the content is quite useful, so I decided to publish them here.
Keywords: Metta; Karuna; Mudita; Upekkha; Buddhism; Dhamma; Dharma; Four Noble Truths; Meditation
Downloads: 346
[audio]Bhante Anandajoti: Dhamma Talk on New Year's Day - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
This talk was recorded on January 1st at the Vivekavana Office in Berapit, but is relevant also for any New Year's Day, including the Chinese so I am posting it today. The talk begins by reflecting on the past year and encouraging people to remember their good deeds, and then also to make a strong determination for the coming year to keep precepts and develop further their spiritual life. The talk ends with a chanting of the Mettasutta, Abhayaparitta and blessing chants, which is followed by sha...
Keywords: Dhamma; Dharma; Kamma; Karma; Chanting
Downloads: 91
[audio]Madame Albers Poem: Buddha - Madame A Christina Albers
A short poem of less than 400 lines by Madame A Christina Albers outlining the Life of the Buddha including his parinibbana told in ten chapters written in simple but poetic English. Read by the writer and translator Anandajoti Bhikkhu
Keywords: Buddha; Dhamma; Dharma
Downloads: 254
[audio]Bhante Anandajoti: Short Dhamma Talks - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
Some short talks that were given at the Saturday dāna in the Vivekavana office in Berapit. They were given in English and translated into Mandarin, but the latter has been edited out. The quality of the recording is fairly poor, but the content is quite useful, so I decided to publish them here.
Keywords: Virtue; Right Speech; Rarities; Buddhism; Dhamma; Dharma
Downloads: 184
[audio]The Buddha-carita of Aśvaghoṣa - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
This is a reading of Buddha-carita, or Life of Buddha Translated by E. B. Cowell, with some small supplements from Johnson's edition. The text of the reading can be found here. Only 14 chapters of the original text remain, and it is these (without the supplement by Amritānanda) that have been read in here.
Keywords: Buddha; Dhamma; Dharma; Buddha Biography
Downloads: 888
[audio]Episodes from the Life of the Buddha - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
Translations from the Vinayapiṭaka of the Pāḷi Canon. I will add to this collection as and when I get the opportunity.
Keywords: Vinaya; Dhamma; Buddha
Downloads: 141
[audio]The Short Readings - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
A reading of nine short pieces collected together at the beginning of the Khuddakanikāya, the 5th Nikāya in the Pāli Canon. They include the Discourse on the Blessings (Mangalasutta); the Discourse on the Treasures (Ratanasutta); and The Discourse on Friendliness Meditation (Mettasutta)
Keywords: Buddha; Dhamma; Dharma; Sutta; Sutra; Discourse
Downloads: 825
[audio]The Buddha goes to War - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
This is part of the Introduction to the Story of the Cuckoo (Kuṇālajātaka, Jā 536). It tells the story of resource shortage in ancient India, the fight it gave rise to and how the Buddha intervened and prevented a war. It is therefore a very topical theme for our days.
Keywords: Buddha; Dhamma; Dharma; Jataka; War; Resources
Downloads: 376
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